PDN Training Talk is tonight!

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Be sure to join me tonight at 6:pm PDT/9:pm EDT for PDN Training Talk, the live webcast about self defense: training, equipping, and preparing!

My scheduled guest expert tonight is Julie Loeffler of Mid-Ohio IMB. We’re going to explore how the self defense training community is serving women by giving them realistic defensive options — and if not, how should we change things?

Here’s the link to the show page, which goes LIVE this evening. I hope you can join me!  (If you can’t make the live show, you can always ...

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The new episode of PDN Training Talk is just two days away!

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Be sure to join me this Thursday evening at 6:pm PDT/9:pm EDT for PDN Training Talk, the live webcast where you’ll learn about the things you can do to keep you and your family safe!

My scheduled guest expert this week is Julie Loeffler of Mid-Ohio IMB, and we’re going to talk about whether the self defense training community is giving women realistic defensive options — and if not, how do we fix it?

Whether it’s defensive shooting, emergency medical care, unarmed self defense, preparedness, or ...

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Bugging out, revisited.

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Bugging out

As I’ve mentioned (and expanded on in Prepping For Life), I’m not usually a fan of the “bugout” concept — at least as it’s typically conceived.

As many people think of it, bugging out is a semi-permanent relocation to a retreat preselected for its defensibility and likely stocked with survival provisions. Others think of bugging out as running to a wilderness area where they ...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for September 13, 2017

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Hump Day Camels

More great articles to help you and your family stay safe and sound!

 

You’ve got the tourniquet…

…but do you know how to use it? Caleb Causey from Lone Star Medics shows you the basics of applying a tourniquet properly.

 

So you know how to use a tourniquet…

…but have you practiced applying it to yourself under a realistic scenario? Caleb’s back, this time with ...

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PDN Training Talk is tonight!

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Be sure to join me tonight at 6:pm PDT/9:pm EDT for PDN Training Talk, the live webcast all about self defense: training, equipping, and preparing.

Here’s the link to the show page, which goes LIVE this evening. I hope you can join me!  (If you can’t make the live show, you can always watch the replay at that link as well!)

— Grant 

P.S.: Remember to invite your friends!

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The new episode of PDN Training Talk is just two days away!

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Be sure to join me this Thursday evening at 6:pm PDT/9:pm EDT for PDN Training Talk, the live webcast where you’ll learn about the things you can do to keep you and your family safe!

Here’s the link to the show page, and it will go LIVE this Thursday evening. Be sure to join me then!  (If you can’t make the live show, you can always watch the replay at that link as well!)

— Grant 

P.S.: Remember to invite your friends!

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Your Hump Day Reading List for August 30, 2017

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Hump Day Camels

What’s in the Hump Day Reading List this week? A variety of articles on self defense, preparedness, safety, and responsibility — all aimed at helping you live a more resilient and happy life!

 

The unseen danger of blunt force injuries

There is a perception, particularly among those who have little exposure to actual violence, that empty hands aren’t really dangerous — at least, “not ...

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You win 100% of the fights you don’t have

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Cat fight

Ever heard the old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”? It should be engraved on concealed carry licenses all across the country.

You’re always better off taking small precautions (regular immunizations, checkups, and eating properly) to prevent getting sick than you are spending lots of money trying to get well after the fact.

In self defense terms, it means that ...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for August 23, 2017

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It’s the world-famous Hump Day Reading list! More great information this week, perfect for sharing with others.

 

Revolvers, prepping, and more!

I recently had the chance to sit down and talk with Lloyd Bailey, host of The Armed Lutheran podcast. We talked, of course, about revolvers (and I get in one of my famous digs on the 1911 and its creator), as well ...

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On Training Talk: Dangerous technology?

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Joshua Gideon with spy camera

If you missed last night’s Training Talk episode, you’ll definitely want to watch the replay!

My Guest Expert was Joshua Gideon, who presented us with a conundrum: what happens when technology becomes both friend and foe?

We looked at a number of technologies and the implications — both good and bad — of relying on them. From pairing your phone in ...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for August 9, 2017

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Another Wednesday, another Hump Day Reading List! I’ve got quite a variety today, all aimed at helping you live a safer, more secure life.

 

Can you trust gun law maps?

We’ve all seen them, and perhaps even consulted them from time to time. Maps showing gun laws and concealed carry restrictions are common on the ‘net, but how reliable are they? As it happens, ...

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Sign up now for Threat Centered Revolver in Phoenix!

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Threat Centered Revolver course in Phoenix

Good news for revolver owners: There are still a few openings for my Threat-Centered Revolver course in Phoenix, AZ this November 11th & 12th!

In the last couple of years Threat-Centered Revolver has become my most popular course, and for good reason — very few people in the training world take the revolver seriously as a defensive tool. Many don’t understand ...

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“Prepping For Life” launches TODAY!

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Prepping For Life book

My new book, Prepping for Life: The balanced approach to personal security and family safety, is now available on Amazon and the iBooks Store!

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, or watched my posts on social media, you probably know that my focus is on total self protection. I focus on personal security in what can only be described ...

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There’s a difference between “infuriated” and “threatened”

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I’ve noticed a trend in the last year. More and more news stories are covering incidents where gun owners (usually with concealed carry licenses) use their firearms inappropriately or even recklessly. Along with this trend I’m also seeing more gun owners cheering them on, usually from a “get tough on criminals” point of view.

As it happens, more of these people being convicted for their ...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for July 12, 2017

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Hump Day Camels

Gosh, it’s been a couple of weeks since I put together a Hump Day Reading List. I apologize for the break, but life sometimes intrudes. Let’s get back to it with a pile of interesting and informative articles!

 

This is the very illustration of “negative outcome”

If you follow me on social media, you may remember my comments when this story broke last November. ...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for June 7, 2017

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Hump Day Camels

More great articles for you! This week, some tips for the new concealed carrier; what happens when preppers (or anyone else) goes overboard; how to coordinate defensive actions with others; yet another shooting that a flashlight could have prevented; a comprehensive look at women’s carry options; snubbies are making a comeback, and it’s noticed in an unusual place; pepper spray gets oversold ...

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On Training Talk: Martial arts for self defense

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On last night’s episode of Training Talk, I had the pleasure of talking with martial arts master Cecil Burch. He’s one of the foremost practitioners of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in the world, along with having high belts and instructor credentials in a bunch of other disciplines. If anyone can speak to the topic of martial arts for self defense, it’s Cecil!

Which is exactly what ...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for May 24, 2017

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Hump Day Camels

Another week and more quality articles for you to peruse! In this edition: a defensive encounter where the good guy did a lot of bad things; how to make your training more realistic; smart TV warning; what apartment burglars do; testing you and your gear over a weekend; dealing with disruptive airline passengers; a Sikh yoga instructor uses a revolver and wins; ...

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Announcing Threat Centered Revolver in Phoenix!

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Threat Centered Revolver Class

Good news for revolver owners! I’ll be back in Phoenix, AZ this November 11th & 12th, teaching my Threat-Centered Revolver course!

In the last couple of years this has become my most popular course, and for good reason — very few people in the training world take the revolver seriously as a defensive tool. Many don’t understand them or, worse, don’t ...

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On Training Talk: Competition vs Self Defense

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If you didn’t see Training Talk last night, you missed a great show!

My special guest was Aaron Israel of Fundamental Defense, and we talked about something we both have some experience with: the similarities and differences in competition and defensive shooting. It was a wide-ranging discussion, and you might be surprised at some of the answers he gave!

Be sure to watch ...

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Where are we going wrong?

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New shooters need good information from the beginning

Daughter, 22, shot by dad who says he mistook her for intruder

Hardly a week goes by that I don’t see an article like this cross my electronic desk, and they bother me. Quite a lot, actually. Why?

Because I don’t think we in the firearms world are doing enough to truly educate people. We do a pretty good job of teaching folks how to pull ...

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On Training Talk: Inside the minds of instructors

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On yesterday’s episode of Training Talk we took an in-depth look at some of the classes on this year’s PDN Training Tour. I was joined by Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics and we talked about what he does, why he does it, and why his material is important to the person living the self-reliant lifestyle.

I had a great conversation and learned about some courses I’ve not yet taken.

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Your Hump Day Reading List for May 3, 2017

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Hump Day Camels

Spring is taking its sweet time getting here, but that hasn’t stopped me from collecting great articles for you! This week: a look at how you walk influences predators; what not to do for home security; why you should stop buying and start practicing; a proper response to a potential intruder; and, believe it or not, someone used a snubby to defend ...

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An excerpt from my next book!

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Firefighters practicing

I’m writing another book, this one dealing with a structured approach to preparedness and personal security. It’s a different approach to the topic, and I think it will be tremendously useful to help you achieve a balanced approach to your safety. It integrates self defense, medical response, and disaster preparedness into a cohesive and manageable whole. If you’ve ever been a little overwhelmed ...

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Your Hump Day Reading List for April 26, 2017

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It’s starting to look like spring around here — great articles are popping up! This week: sighting in your defensive handgun; making fitness a priority; some questions about revolvers; defeating a dog attack; some great hotel safety tips; how to use body language to stay safer; and time out doesn’t necessarily mean giving up on your progress.

 

Did you know your pistol needs to be ...

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